DESIGNS AND TESTS OF THREE PROTOTYPE LIQUID FILLED GROUND BURST CHEMICAL SIMULATORS (GBCS)

Authors
  1. Hill, G.A.
  2. Soucey, W.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Three designs were developed and thoroughly tested to incorporate liquid filling in the present fiberboard GBCS. All three designs showed a small failure (i.e. leakage) rate (3.5%, 3.8%, and 1.3%) due to manufacture but a high failure rate (27%, 28%, and 19%) due to environmental testing. Failure resulted from pinhole leaks which developed in the "liquid-tight" bags during environmental testing. No improvement in sound level was obtained by incorporating 5 g of expelling charge in the GBCS in place of the present quantity of 3 g. However it was found that the Hand Chemical Industries commercial GBCS already creates a sound level similar to other military military devices. A mass mean diameter of 311 microns and a mass median diameter of 628 microns was measured for the liquid spray developed by a liquid-filled GBCS.
Report Number
M-1040 — Final Report
Date of publication
15 Aug 1982
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
82-02965
CANDIS No
37339
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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